Paseo del Volcan is an essential long-range need for our region. Preparing for this road now will encourage good quality, well-planned development for the west side of the region in the future. This will open up the possibility of future employers and in turn address the jobs/housing imbalance and congestion. It’s time to move this project from the back burner to the front burner.
If you have any questions about this project and the on-going planning effort, please contact Sara Mancini at 768-3189 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like Councilor Lewis to make a presentation at your neighborhood association please let us know when and he can make himself available.
Project Status Update
- 2/14/13 Met with Sandoval County Commissioners
- Legislative Session – requested funding for rights-of-way purchases from state legislatures
- 2/4/13 Adopted Paseo del Volcan Resolution, R-12-119
- 1/30/13 Met with Rio Rancho Councilors
- 1/24/13 Met with Rio Rancho Mayor Swisstack
- 1/9/13 Presented information to West Side Councilors and Commissioners
- 1/7/13 Introduced R-13-131 that established Paseo del Volcan as a legislative priority
- 12/19/12 Discussed possibilities of a public-private partnership with property owners in the area
- 12/17/12 Introduced Resolution R-12-119 at Council
- 12/6/12 Met with State Senators and Representatives
- 12/5/12 Met with the New Mexico Department of Transportation
- 11/29/12 Met with Gary Tonjes with Albuquerque Economic Development
- 10/15/12 Met with the Mid-Region Council of Governments
- 9/17/12 Met with Albuquerque Councilor Ken Sanchez, Bernalillo Commissioner Art De La Cruz and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry
- 8/20/12 Met with Albuquerque Department of Municipal Development Director Michael Riordan
- Councilor Dan Lewis made this a priority
History and Completed Steps
- Identified as an essential project in MRCOG’s 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
- Environmental Impact Statement, a federal requirement, was completed in the early 2000’s.
- Preferred alternative has been selected
- NMDOT has contributed $4 million towards the purchase of right-of-way in the northern-most portion
- 30% of the roadway has been designed
- Two lanes of the road have been constructed in Rio Rancho from US550 to Unser
R-12-119: Legislation adopted on February 4, 2013 by the City Council establishing Paseo del Volcan as a priority and calling on all entities in the region to work together.
Presentation: Gives background information on this project. Councilor Lewis has given this presentation to elected officials, neighborhood leaders and private entities to help them understand the importance of completing this road.
Contact your elected officials and tell that they need to plan for our region’s future by making this project a priority!
- Contact U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
- Contact U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham
- Find and contact your State Legislators
- Contact your NMDOT Engineer, Tamara Haas (email@example.com)
- Find and contact your Bernalillo County Commissioner (Commission@bernco.gov)
- Find and contact your Sandoval County Commissioner
- Contact Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Contact Rio Rancho Mayor Tom Swisstack (email@example.com)
- Find and contact your Albuquerque City Councilor
- Find and contact your Rio Rancho City Councilor
“If implemented Paseo del Volcan would create a major transportation corridor with efficient access to developing properties on Albuquerque’s west side and in Rio Rancho. Paseo del Volcan will facilitate and provide for orderly development in a rapidly growing area of Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties, and improve the roadway capacity to other existing and planned transportation facilities within the northwest subarea.” NMDOT when filing the environmental impact statement with the Federal Highway Administration.